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News published December 2015

  • Hook Norton housing scheme won on appeal

    Published: Thursday, 10th December 2015

    Gladman Developments has won an appeal determined by Communities Secretary Greg Clark for a 54-home scheme at Hook Norton, Oxfordshire refused by the local planning authority Cherwell District Council

  • Planning round-up 10 December

    Published: Thursday, 10th December 2015

    Funding for garden towns and starter homes. Listed building consent poll. Key devolution legislation makes waves. And more stories...

  • Ministers announce faster schedule for part of HS2

    Published: Thursday, 3rd December 2015

    The high speed rail link connecting Crewe to Birmingham will open six years ahead of schedule in 2027, Chancellor George Osborne and Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced this week.

  • Lewis clarifies LPA duty to make provision for travellers

    Published: Thursday, 3rd December 2015

    Lewis has insisted that measures in the housing and planning bill which change the planning regime for travellers did not remove the duty on LPAs to access their housing needs.

  • Watchdog bangs the drum over plans affecting heritage sites

    Published: Thursday, 3rd December 2015

    Planners must ensure they refer to the correct legislation when considering applications affecting heritage sites, the Local Government Ombudsman has stressed.

  • MPs say no expansion of Heathrow without key green commitments

    Published: Thursday, 3rd December 2015

    The Government should not back the building of a third runway at Heathrow until a number of key environmental conditions can be met, MPs have urged.

  • Government confirms value of land should reflect planning requirements

    Published: Thursday, 3rd December 2015

    Islington Council in north London has welcomed confirmation from the Government that the value of land should reflect planning requirements.

  • Planning round-up 3 December

    Published: Thursday, 3rd December 2015

    Districts pitch their local plan reforms. Latest UK population projections. Revised CPO guidance published by DCLG. Competition to develop smarter urban spaces launched. And more stories...

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